Category: dessert

A third set of grandparents and a recipe for fruitcake

As grandmothers go, she fit the bill perfectly. Her softly starched, block printed or sheer woven Chanderi sarees would whisper as she walked slowly around the house, depending heavily on her walking stick, her arthritic feet protesting every step. The four thin bangles around her wrist had thinned with age and hung loosely over her […]

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Easy Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Harini is one of the first food bloggers I met in Mumbai, and we instantly became friends. It’s not very difficult to make friends with Harini–she’s a transparent soul, full of life and vigour–chatty, well-read, superlatively talented (she can stitch, embroider, crochet, style, photograph, is a phenomenal cook…) and most importantly, she is very kind. She’s […]

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake Ingredients for the cake: 100 gms. plain flour (maida) 100 gms. butter (at room temperature or softened in the microwave) 100 gms. caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract a small pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter) 2 tablespoons milk Ingredients for the filling […]

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Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you’d know that I don’t do too many (if at all) promotions. I’m making an exception this time, though. I’ve often complained about not finding enough baking products in our supermarkets or about the quality of the products one does find at baking supplies stores. I attended […]

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Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

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Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Playing mum to a pair of newborn twin boys and a hyperactive kindergartner while working on one’s debut book is not easy; take it from me. I am lucky to have help from family and staff, and most days, I barely cook anything beyond breakfast, if at all. Mrs. B’s repertoire is limited; she cooks […]

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Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

I am not one to write posts about a year gone by. Reflections are lessons of a personal nature, and resolutions are best kept secret, I think (save oneself from embarrassment!). But 2014 has been…different. It warrants documentation, if not for anything else, at least so I can look back and gain strength and inspiration […]

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